Mannone saves his people, Sarr did not weigh

Mannone saves his people, Sarr did not weigh

Vito Mannone and Amin Sarr. Panorama/AFP.

TOPS / FLOPS – The XXL performance of the Lorient goalkeeper or even the midfield magicians, find out what retained the writing of this OL-Lorient (0-0).


Mannone, a bulwark that saves a point

The Lorient goalkeeper put to the test at Groupama Stadium this Sunday, during the draw obtained by his team on the lawn of OL (0-0). After a rather quiet first act for Vito Mannone, the Italian got involved twice in a row as soon as he returned from the locker room: first on a header from Maxence Caqueret (48th), then on another from Corentin Tolisso ( 51st). Two capital parades in quick succession for the 35-year-old veteran. Five saves in total for a constantly serene goalkeeper.

Tolisso and Caqueret, the law of the middle

They certainly had the two best chances for Lyon, but above all, Corentin Tolisso and Maxence Caqueret reigned in the middle of the field. The former Bavarian was the Lyonnais who touched the most balls when he left the game (65th): 85 balls touched. Maxence Caqueret had a crazy slaughter, running all over the field, especially in the first period. Two key passes and 70% of successful dribbles for the pure Lyonnais, who gave a little scare after his missed opportunity (47th). The OL midfielder remained on the ground for long minutes before returning to his post. Next to them, Johann Lepenant was sober but effective.

Cherki and Le Fée, duo of magicians

We knew it before the start of the meeting, it is once again confirmed: Rayan Cherki and Enzo Le Fée are magicians. The Lyon striker was his team’s most prominent attacker – by far. 87 balls hit, best total for OL. Rayan Cherki never ceased to delight the spectators at Groupama Stadium, but also his teammates with three key assists. Opposite, Enzo Le Fée was one of the few Lorient attackers to exist. 96 balls touched for the master to play of the Hakes, record of the match.


Lorient, a lack of ambition

In a match between two mid-table teams, who can still believe in Europe, Lorient lacked ambition. Régis Le Bris’ players positioned themselves in a low block throughout the game, operating on rare counterattacks. Too little to worry OL. Still 47% possession and eleven shots for the Hakes but only one on target. Rémy Riou, substitute goalkeeper for Anthony Lopes, had a very calm match.

Sarr can’t do it

Seven games, 300 minutes and just one goal for Amin Sarr since joining Lyon this winter. The Swedish striker, who nevertheless opened his counter last weekend against Angers, simply did not exist on the lawn of Groupama Stadium. A few deep calls but never served. 13 balls hit in 73 minutes of play, but none after the hour mark!

White does not take risks and substitutes who do not bring enough

Once again, the coaching of Laurent Blanc will not have weighed very heavily to reverse the trend. Only two changes made by the Lyon coach. On the hour mark, Houssem Aouar replaced Corentin Tolisso, yet radiant in the middle but perhaps lacking in rhythm. A quarter of the end of regulation time, Moussa Dembélé replaces Amin Sarr. Two players who were heavily whistled when they entered the game by Groupama Stadium… and we understand why afterwards.

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